Program Summary

BPGI (Bachelor’s Program in Global Issues)

The purpose of the Bachelor’s Program in Global Issues, BPGI, is to provide students with basic knowledge and techniques to resolve global issues related to environmental matters and human beings. Graduates of this program can make decision and select an optimal solution across disciplines.
BPGI is a four-year degree program which is taught in English*.
*Limited to those who have a nationality of non-Japanese in 2017.

Degree to be acquired: Bachelor of Arts and Science


At this time of globalization, we have to confront complex issues, achieve harmony between earth environment and human society and find common grounds to create the future. BPGI trains students in decision making, critical thinking and problem solving to imagine the future and take action with a large variety of people from different backgrounds.

What are Global Issues?

Global Issue stands for complex contemporary issues, which are related to the entire globe. These issues are intertwined with various stakeholders and phenomena, and therefore, it is not easy to solve them by using a traditional approach. Global Issues can be seen in our daily lives, and we must try to find a solution from our daily lives. For example, even a piece of bread that you have had for breakfast could highlight issues like the significant cost of energy used to import wheat, the wage and human rights issues of people engaged in production and transportation, mass disposal, and biased food distribution in the world.